Boeing nabs hypersonic defense contract, potential technology key to GPI program

By Jason Sherman / September 11, 2023 at 1:52 PM
Boeing has elbowed its way into the hypersonic defense game, winning the second phase of the Glide Breaker program, an important advanced technology development contract that aims to provide a foundation for U.S. and Japanese efforts to jointly develop a hit-to-kill interceptor capable of chasing down and defeating ultra-fast maneuvering warheads. On Sept. 8, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announced Boeing the winner of the Glide Breaker Phase 2 program -- moving forward a project launched in 2019 that...

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